IS ALI­CIA TRULY MAKEUP-FREE?

Adam Levine calls her out.

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Ear­lier this week, Adam Levine called out Ali­cia Keys for wear­ing makeup. Let’s talk about it.

Levine, the sec­ond-thirsti­est man alive, told Howard Stern that he spot­ted Keys putting on a bit of makeup, and said aloud, “Oh, I thought Ali­cia doesn’t wear makeup. Keys shot back, say­ing “I do what the f—k I want,” which yeah, duh.

Levine’s de­ci­sion to call out Keys on wear­ing makeup is prob­a­bly just rooted in some good old-fash­ioned male en­ti­tle­ment. We’re talk­ing about a guy who is ba­si­cally a flesh-col­ored he­lium bal­loon made hu­man, so him mak­ing a whole thing of this is not at all sur­pris­ing.

But! Ali­cia Keys — who ab­so­lutely has the right to do what­ever she wants — does wear makeup. De­spite be­ing very vo­cal about her de­ci­sion to go #no­makeup, it turns out her look isn’t so much makeup free as it is a “no-makeup look.” Her makeup artist has ad­mit­ted to as much, say­ing “Com­pared to the world of makeup, there is min­i­mal [cov­er­age].” Which is to­tally fine! But the two are not the same, so there’s that.

De­spite maybe mis­lead­ing us about the makeup is­sue, the songstress does take her nat­u­ral, uh, “look” very se­ri­ously: She’s gone so far as to elim­i­nate cheese from her diet in pur­suit of glow­ing skin and a makeup-free ex­is­tence. And frankly, that’s just a sac­ri­fice the rest of us can’t af­ford to make.

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